Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Department Store Dress Up

Does anyone else here enjoy playing dress up at the department store?
Well, I don't know about you but I personally enjoy picking out the most hideous outfits to try on.
Hoochie mama
It's free fun!
damsel in distress


Don't mess with me... I've got cattitude.

79 comments:

Maria-Thérèse afiori.com said...

Heeheee!
I've never purposely tried on ugly clothes, no, but this is a very good idea. Instead of trying on something you THINK should fit, you WANT to fit and having the clothes laugh at you, you can laugh at THEM: Hahaaa, you sucker!

The cat dress looks kinda cool on you though. Must be your cattitude.

andie said...

awe, that cat dress looks good on you! Sometimes we do this too; at least until the sales lady catches on and starts giving us annoyed stares.

Karen said...

Not with clothes, but sunglasses and accessories YES!!! Actually, I just love finding feather boas, hats, and big honking glasses to dress my wee girl up in and then snapping a pic! :> Never thought about the free fun factor....what a great way to look at it!!

Thanks for the smile!

colormekatie said...

It's soooo much fun to play Department Store Dress Up when you're shopping with a friend. That way you can pick hideous clothes for each other, try them on and then laugh at each other when you come out of the dressing room! It's the best =)

moonbeamjellybean said...

Me and my best friend do that all the time! It is especially fun in vintage shops :D

Melody said...

Love the crazy dresses. I do that all the time too, except I put on the most ridiculous dress I can, come back out to my friends/family and try to ask them as seriously as possible how it looks. They usually start blushing and stammer something like "Uhh... it's interesting...? :)

Charmalade said...

O__O Oh my. The first dress with the fantabulous hair looks like an 80s explosion that went wrong. TOTALLY TUBULAR.

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Viv said...

AHHH! How fun is this! I want to play!

Jamie Lane said...

It seriously is the best!! Haha!

Gracie said...

Hahaha, I've done that before but the outfits aren't usually that... hideous!

leafonatree said...

The uglier, the better. Thanks for a good giggle!

Lelia said...

Is it bad that I looooove the pink dress?

Bridget said...

what are you talking about? the cat one is amazeballs.

j/k.

Confused said...

I found you through your Kitty Moo, on www.lovemeow.com. You make life fun!

Cougar Microbes said...

haha, you make these "hideous" clothes look great.

Natasha said...

i do the same thing!! sometimes, i take it a step further, and when my boyfriend and i have nothing to do, we pick the tackiest outfits for each otherr and try em om. we turn it into a game and give highest points to the worst outfits. haha. my favorite part of window shopping! =]

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Andrea said...

I love doing that... but then i feel bad when the person who organizes the clothes looks at me like if i should be buying that stuff

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Morgan said...

That looks like soo much fun! :)

Mariella said...

I am totally going to try this next time I'm at the mall with my friends. :)

Makay said...

I wanna go shopping with YOU ahhaahahah...

makay

(this is a very fun concept at a thrift store... try it. ha)

Carey R. Piper said...

My BFF and I would do this with Prom Dresses, during college. So much free fun, so wish we had digital cameras then.

Jesse Holland said...

Hideous!! I love them all! Okay maybe only the white dress, the rest are a bit meh. Fun game. When I was shopping for wedding dresses I got suckered into playing this game by my friends. For every dress I actually liked they made me try on one they "liked."

amanda waltman said...

oh wow, that last one is horrible!

carly. said...

i actually really like/would wear that last cat dress!! hehe

cortney said...

i think the green one should be called "80's prom meets 2010" hehe!!

Kris said...

That is awesome! Cattitude is the best.

Harmony said...

thanks for your wonderful blog, katie! i had an awful day and then i remembered that i haven't checked your blog in a while and it really gave me a pick-me-up. keep being awesome!

A Beautiful Party said...

I think you should buy the cattitude dress definitely!

shorty_cant_surf said...

My best friend and I do this all the time! It's one of our favorites! :)

Megan said...

Amazingly you can pull off the ugliest outfits! Especially the cat shirt/dress?!?

AmberLee said...

ahh! it's been years since i've done this. i'd forgotten all about it. you rocked those dresses! esp the little green number.

you seriously always put me in the best mood.

Vintage Girl. said...

haha you look fantastic!
YES all my friends and I pile into a changing room and take funny pictures in all the awful clothing...so funny X

Heather Taylor said...

Yep, me and one of my best friends used to do this in college all the time!

fishdiver said...

my girlfriend did that too...geezz it was taking very long time to wait her playing this

Jidhu Jose said...

hahaha...its really funny....u have to give royalty to the shop for this......

tRiSh said...

I loooove doing that too, but it's soooooo much better in the US cos you have more weird/big/funny stuff =D

The pink dress actually fits you, it's pretty on you =)

Loella said...

Me and my sister just made a joke, when we were trying the same "pear pyjamas". It was really funny!!!
Thanks Katie!
Lx

Anonymous said...

Me and my friends used to always do that. And afterwards we would judge who won our little 'contest' by finding the ugliest, most mismatched outfit. GREAT laughs.

Second Wind photography said...

oooh yep!!!! I love it too. I guess we all tried once...but I have to admit, that my pictures weren't that good as yours. You change perfectly withthe dress, you are amazing! And sooo cute. I d love to shoot you once ;)

Jenny G said...

Oh my geez...that cat dress is TERRIBLE!

wishful nals said...

ah! love it. could you be any cuter? the last dress is great! :)

...on the brink of something beautiful said...

im totally with you on this one. i love trying on the ugliest dresses! haha and i think that cat dress may be a winner!
great photos!
-kellie

Anonymous said...

Even in the ugly clothes you still look AMAZING!!!

Venassa said...

It IS so much fun. Then you try on something you thought was ugly and end up loving it.

Anonymous said...

My best friend and I have a tradition of hitting up the department stores during prom season. The hideous dresses are aplenty and we have a ball trying them all on :)
-TracyK

colormekatie said...

@Vanassa- I totally ended up buying a dress that I initially thought was ugly, ha!

nickyboutique said...

Seems fun!

Breezy Scott said...

Oh sad, I actually have that pink dress....jk! I love your blog! It makes me happy! =)

Elyse said...

Yep, the pink dress IS cute. I do this with my friend a lot. I don't think I ever laugh harder (especially when you get stuck in a brown courdoroy jumpsuit marked down to $4.00. Is it bad that I ripped it a little bit? It's just $4.00, right?!) Shhhh...:)

Candice said...

I love doing that!! Whenever I see something horribly ugly I want to try it on :)

melissa-leigh said...

Wayyy ugly clothes are one of life's simple joys. I love your badass poses, haha!!!! :) I definitely tried on that hot pink monstrosity this past weekend as a joke, almost positive it is the same one as you're modeling so sassily. The cat tube sock dress is by far my favorite though! :) MEOW!

Rachel said...

LOL, you know, you can actually pull most of those outfits off!!! LOVE the cat shirt dress. And, what were those hideous garments priced!!??

inspired by you said...

hahahahaha awesome!!!

Delia said...

Ha ha. Those were new dresses!? Holy cow. They look totally 80's!

Vanessa said...

Oh, wow, I love your cat dress. I can't believe it exists.

Lindsay RC Wilson said...

Love it. The funniest is seeing those same items crossing the counter by the register because someone is actually buying them. I love digital photo technology. I also photo my butt in pants to compare and decide which pair looks the best before buying.

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Anonymous said...

I love department store dress up. The best thing to do is let your friends pick out what they want you to wear. They will pick the silliest things : )

Rolerkite said...

FOREVER 21, right? I know those threads from a mile away.

Kayla said...

It is pretty fun to try on ridiculous things. Sometimes they end up working and I get them! :)

melee said...

I always do that when I go shopping with my mom! She always tries on way more clothes than I, so I'll grab a couple of things from the discard rack, be it XS or XL and try it on!

Amanda said...

If you morphed the pink dress with the teal you'd have my junior prom dress from 1995!

Ioana said...

The pink one actually looks good on you. :)

Sarah J said...

Is the side ponytail making a come back? I think so...nice post.

Vania said...

You look like a drama princess with that white dress :DD

Miki's scrapbook said...

Awe, I always take pictures in the fitting room! It's so much fun!

That kitty dress is nice! :)

HUG!

Holly Knitlightly said...

Hahahah I love it! You totally should have bought the cat dress/shirt!

B. said...

I DO!

elise said...

Ah! The ugly dress game is my absolute favorite!!

Sometimes though, I try on things that I think will be hideous, and I end up loving them. Strange how that works.

Michelle said...

I love to pick out outfits too. The green one is the last thing I would buy and the cat one.... reminds me to your Moo. Moo is just..so....cute.
Btw, you look stunningly beautiful on the pink and white one.

and also I really enjoy your blog and the photos

rebekah said...

haha these are great! GREAT! photos!! love the litl cat one though.. hahah i think i'd have fun in that just around the house!

Julia M said...

My mum and I do this every time she visits me in the city-we each try on a serisouly ugly creation and a ballgown. It's be best, cheapest fun there is to be had in the shops!

marije bregman said...

hihi thats funny!!
I love your site! :)
every time when I feel a little bit down I take a look on your site and I'm feeling happy again!
your site just make me smile!

Isabella Kiss said...

that is one of my hobbies. go in, find the most hideous object and then model it. lovvvve doing that!

Jackie Vlahos said...

I love these pictures! and Your blog, I'm new to this blog world but I really enjoy yours!!

Susana said...

I actually do like that pink dress with so many details it makes it look like the frosting of a cake... and the cat dress too!

Jenny said...

I love your blog!

Becca Jane said...

I used to do this all the time with my friends, we'd have contests to see who could find the tackiest thing... love it.